Fixation & Wizard State Of Mind Hazy IPA

Style
Hazy IPA

As seems to be the case with many people at this time of year, there's a cold that refuses to die hanging around Crafty Towers at the minute, meaning beer sampling has been outsourced where possible. Including here, when I arranged to meet Slowbeer founder Chris Menichelli at The Incubator and asked him to offer his thoughts on the Fixation-Wizard collab as I luxuriated in chilled, draught soda water. The result suggests I should hand him the reins full-time as a couple of sniffs, a few sips and the words came a-flowin'.

The beer is a NEIPA brewed with all Aussie hops, including Galaxy, Vic Secret and Enigma, that's beyond hazy – beyond opaque, if such a thing was possible. According to Chris, while there is your typically Aussie passionfruit and mango, it's not a juice bomb by any means. Instead, there's plenty of fresh hop resin at work in a beer that's dank and, thanks to a bigger bitterness than usually found in such beers, has a surprising length on the palate.

Chris Menichelli

Published April 5, 2019

Name
Fixation Brewing Co (Lion/Kirin)
Address

414 Smith Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Open Hours

Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Fri: 2pm to 10pm
Sat: midday to 10pm
Sun: midday to 6pm
Takeaway
2pm to 5pm

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